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    Posted: November/15/2019 at 01:45
I purchased an SWFA SS 5-20x50 HD Illuminated last year when they were on sale for $1150.00.  I've been no end impressed with the build quality and the accurate, repeatable tracking and the Zero Retention and RTZ.  I really, really like this scope.

I'm considering getting a SS 3-15x42.  I'm also considering wasting for Black Friday to see if Chris drops the price of the 5-20x50 SS like he did last year.

Any thoughts on the 3-15x42 compared to the 5-20x50 HD?
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Vastly different scopes, just be aware. The 3-15 is based on an older design, it is the older turrets which I do not like as much as those on the 3-9 and 5-20.

It is durable, repeatable, and a great value, but not quite the equal of the 5-20, as the price would indicate.

Both are quite good for the money.
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As long as I can remember, they have done the Black Friday sale.

If you really like the 5-20, I'd get another. The 3-15 is a good scope, but there is a price difference for a reason.

If you can do without the illumination and quite as much power, the 3-9 is among my favorites in that power range.
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I have both 3-9x42, and 3-15x42 SS scopes. I like the 3-15, but I think the 3-9 is a better scope.
I have 2 friends I shoot with. Shooting 223s one uses a Nikon the other a Leupold in same price and power range as my 3-9 SS. When conditions start to suck like fog, or looking towards the sun, they have to stop shooting because they can't see the target, but I can still see when they can't.
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I also highly recommend the 3-9 it is an awesome scope.  The 3-15 model I have is a model no longer made that is 2nd focal plane good for what it is but no where near what my 5-20 is where the 3-9 is a very good match to the 5=20 single screw reset turret caps which I really prefer.

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